It is true LEDs need much less maintenance than traditional lighting when it comes to replacing bulbs. Yet, if you want to get the most out of your LEDs’ lifespan, there are a few steps you can take. Proper installation and upkeep are your lighting insurance plan, making sure the money you invested in your LEDs is put to good use!
The first step in LED maintenance is making sure you have the right LEDs to maintain. Before investing in LED lighting, do your own research on what type of fixtures and bulbs you currently have, and what would make the best-LED replacement. You can also reach out to local lighting consultants, like our team at Sitler’s, and get a free walk-through and proposal. This way you know you are on the right track.
Some LEDs are what we call plug and play. They fit into existing fixtures and don’t require any rewiring. However, replacing fluorescent bulbs with LEDs may call for a ballast bypass and a more in-depth installation. This is not something you should leave to YouTube tutorials. Leave it to the professionals. At Sitler’s, we work with a team of experienced and licensed electricians to have your lights installed quickly, efficiently, and correctly.
Our homes accumulate dust and our lights are no different. In order to avoid any malfunctions, it is important to regularly clean your lighting, especially if the bulbs are exposed. This can extend their lifespan, saving you even more money!
One of the most often overlooked issues when installing LEDs is what type of environment they will be in. High heat and humidity can harm LED fixtures, reducing their productivity and lifespan. All LED lights should not be in enclosed fixtures, as this traps the heat, nor should they be kept in rooms or areas kept at high heats. A dry, cool environment is best for LEDs.
Start off on the right foot when it comes to LEDs by working with Sitler’s. We offer free proposals and estimates, giving you well-informed guidance on which LED bulbs work best for your space. Call us at (319)-519-0039 to set up a free walkthrough or request a consultation here!
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